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Bronze Vase with Roses
Camprobín, Pedro de
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Camprobín, Pedro de

Almagro, Ciudad Real, 1605 - Sevilla, 1674

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Bronze Vase with Roses

1640 - 1660. Oil on canvas Not on display

Flower paintings were one of the most popular forms of still lifes in Spain as their attractive and varied appearance allowed for infinite combinations of different forms of plant life that could in turn be expanded with the addition of animals, views of gardens and other related objects, ornamental and architectural elements and landscape. The finest works of this kind present impressive compositions that bear witness to their authors’ creative capacity and gift for observation.

Among 17th-century masters from Seville, Camprobín was the first to specialize in flower paintings. And he was very successful, producing many works with a high overall level of quality. He used many different modes of presentation to vary his compositions, displaying floral bouquets in wicker baskets, vases, urns and other elegant vessels that allowed him to fashion highly attractive paintings in which plants were offset by a variety of objects drawn from his imagination or from everyday life. He was especially interested in bronze vases whose sinuous shapes. Convex and concave curves, wavy patterns and fabulous and imaginative motifs allowed him to establish curious contrasts with the bouquets themselves. This same fondness for contrast is visible in the tonal relations between the flowers and their recipients. Here, this is clear in the difference between the vase’s shiny gold tonalities and the colorful vivacity of the flowers. According to Portús: In this small flower painting [Camprobín] not only exploits all of these possibilities; he also established a stimulating dialog of curves, drawing on the vase’s concave and convex surfaces, the volume of the roses and the canvas’s circular format. While unusual, it was not unique in Spanish painting, as it had already been used by El Labrador (text from Luna, J. J.: El bodegón español en el Prado. De Van der Hamen a Goya, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2008, p. 88).

Technical data

Inventory number
P007919
Author
Camprobín, Pedro de
Title
Bronze Vase with Roses
Date
1640 - 1660
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Diameter: 37 cm.
Provenance
Marquesses of Moret Collection, 1935; Rosendo Naseiro Collection, Madrid; acquired for the Prado Museum, 2006.

Bibliography +

Cavestany, Julio, Floreros y bodegones en la pintura española: catalogo ilustr, Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte, Madrid, 1940, pp. LVII-1.

Lo fingido verdadero. Bodegones de la colección Naseiro adquiridos para el Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2006, pp. 74.

Portús Pérez, Javier, Memoria de Actividades 2006, Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2007, pp. 20-30.

Natures mortes de Sánchez Cotán a Goya a l'entorn de la col...., Museu Nacional d'Art de Cataluny, Barcelona, 2007.

Luna, Juan J., El bodegón español en el Prado: de Van der Hamen a Goya, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2008, pp. 88/89.

Maurer, G., Goya: lo bello y lo recóndito. En: La belleza encerrada: de Fra Angelico a Fortuny, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2013, pp. 220.

Mena Marqués, M.; Albarrán, V., La belleza encerrada: de Fra Angelico a Fortuny, folleto, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2013, pp. 28 n.113.

Mena Marqués, M.; Albarrán, V., Azúa, F. de, La belleza cautiva. Pequeños tesoros del Museo del Prado, Museo del Prado - Obra Social ''La Caixa'', Barcelona, 2014, pp. 113.

Prado captive beauty: treasures from the Prado Museum, Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, 2015, pp. n. 40.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2719.

Exhibitions +

Captive Beauty. Treasures from The Prado Museum
Tokio
10.10.2015 - 31.01.2016

Captive Beauty. Small Treasures at the Prado Museum
Barcelona
16.07.2014 - 05.01.2015

Captive Beauty. Fra Angelico to Fortuny
Madrid
21.05.2013 - 10.11.2013

El bodegón español en el Prado
Alcoi
24.03.2011 - 26.06.2011

El bodegón español en el Prado
Murcia
11.03.2010 - 06.06.2010

El bodegón español en el Prado
Valladolid
12.10.2009 - 14.02.2010

El bodegón español en el Prado
25.06.2009 - 20.09.2009

El bodegón español en el Prado
31.03.2009 - 31.05.2009

El bodegón español en el Prado
24.09.2008 - 30.11.2008

Naturalezas muertas. De Sánchez Cotán a Goya. En el entorno de la Colección Naseiro
Barcelona
26.03.2007 - 24.06.2007

Lo fingido verdadero. Bodegones españoles de la colección Naseiro adquiridos para el Prado.<br />
Madrid
24.10.2006 - 07.01.2007

Location +

Room 018 (On Display)

Expuesto

Displayed objects +

Decorative object and tableware: Jarrón de bronce

Update date: 17-10-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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